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4.6 Cfengine's model for NFS-mounted filesystems

Most of the filesystems that you will want to make available across the network are going to fall into one of two categories. In cfengine parlance these are called home directories and binary directories. A home directory is a place where users' login directories are kept. This is traditionally a directory called `/home' or `/users' or some subdirectory of these. A binary directory is a place where compiled software is kept. Such files (which do not belong to the pure operating system release) are often placed in a directory called `/usr/local' or simply `/local'.

In this chapter we shall consider a scheme for using cfengine to make NFS filesystem management quite painless.

4.6.1 NFS filesystem resources  a conceptual introduction
4.6.2 Unique filesystem mountpoints  avoiding collisions
4.6.3 How does it work?  
4.6.4 Special variables  binserver etc.
4.6.5 Example programs for mounting resources  example program


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